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Spiced Turkey Meatballs

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Dear Diary,


I can’t believe how fast Christmas has came and gone! It almost doesn’t even feel like it happened at all this year since it was so fast. It really makes me think about how time is such a short thing and it must be enjoyed as much as possible. (Except the long drives in traffic – those are welcome to go by fast ;) )


Speaking of living more, I decided to spoil my boyfriend last night with one of his most favorite foods that he has not had in a LONG time. He has always loved meatballs but since he is on an anti-inflammatory, case-in free, and anti-candida diet at the moment it was almost impossible for him to enjoy his favorite food. Meatballs usually consist of things like bread crumbs, egg, or even cheese. All of which he can NOT eat! However, I was determined to make this dinner possible for him last night and was successful! He even asked for extra – that’s a big deal in our house. ;)









Spiced Turkey Meatballs

Serves 2 (Makes 8 large Meatballs)


  • 1/2 lb Ground Turkey
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1/4 C Onion (Diced)
  • 1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 TSP Rosemary
  • 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Also preheat a skillet on low/med setting with the olive oil. Meanwhile, dice the onion and mince the garlic. Add the ground turkey to a medium bowl and cover with all remaining ingredients. Mash/mix well with hands until everything is thoroughly combined. Break meat mixture off in large chunks and roll between hands into firm balls. (I was able to make 8 large balls with the 1/2 lb meat.) Place into the skillet and cook until all meatballs are browned on all sides – I used my tongs to turn the meatballs easily. Once browned, place the meatballs and oil from the skillet into a glass baking dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Remove and enjoy!



– Cut up extra onion strips or bell peppers to place into the glass baking dish with the meatballs

– Add more oil to the glass pan if a lot of it was absorbed when frying

– Try using the same recipe for the meat mix and make turkey burgers instead!

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